The Bird of Paradise ( Strelitzia Reginae) is greatly admired for the exotic flowers, although they also make excellent houseplants.

Bird of paradise flower - plant. May in summer on the terrace. The bird of paradise flower (Strelitzia reginae) is admired for its exotic flowers. The graceful, orange bracts with 2 or 3 blue petals are like a mohawk on the green leaf.

Bird-of-Paradise Flower-head [Inflorescence]: Strelitzia [Family:  Strelitziaceae]

: : flora : : Bird of Paradise Flower, Strelitzia. It belongs to the plant family Strelitziaceae.

Colorful birds - Raggiania bird-of-paradise

Colorful birds - Raggiania bird-of-paradise. This was another bird whose feathers were well sought after as accessories for women's hats at the turn of last century.

Greater Bird of Paradise * * " Contrary to popular belief from a gooney song; I do NOTZ fly up peoples' noses."

Greater Bird of Paradise, found in the lowland and hill forests of southwest New Guinea and Aru Islands, Indonesia Wow! Looks like a fall Phoenix!

superb bird of paradise    one of my favorite birds

Superb Bird-of-paradise (Lophorina superba) one of my favorite birds

Birds of Paradise - Jungle boogie! Wildlife photos show that animals can give us humans some pointers on busting the best dancefloor moves.

Jungle boogie! Wildlife photos show that animals can give us humans some pointers on busting the best dancefloor moves

Raggiana Bird of Paradise

Birds of Paradise The Raggiana Bird-of-paradise, also known as Count Raggi's Bird-of-paradise, is distributed widely in southern and northeastern New Guinea, where its name is Kumul. The Raggiana Bird-of-paradise is the national bird of Papua New Guinea.

The blue bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rudolphi) is regarded by some ornithologists as the loveliest of all birds.

Blue Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rudolphi) male performing inverted display in the Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.

May the--Bird of Paradise--fly up your nose...may an elephant caress you with his toes, yep

Six-wired bird of paradise (Parotia lawesii), Papua New Guinea - by Nick Hobgood

Bird-of-paradise

Paradisaea rubra Framed by its wiry tail feathers, a red bird of paradise is nature's valentine—an apt emblem for this family of birds famous for fanciful plumage and elaborate courtship rituals.

Beautiful bird of paradise. Take inspiration from natures colours.

Turquoise-browed motmot (Eumomota superciliosa) These birds strategically pluck feathers from their tails to create a unique look.

Wilson Bird-of-Paradise. QUITE INCREDIBLE LOOKING, WITH HIS UNUSUAL MARKINGS & COLOURS!! - HIS TAIL IS PURE MAGIC!!

~ Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise. Another crazy bird-of-paradise that is easy to recognize with its curly tail feathers and unique coloring. The turquoise crown of the male is actually a patch of bare skin, not feathers. He looks like a Mondrian painting

Totaly Outdoors: The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus, aka the Texas bird-of-paradise

The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus, aka the Texas bird-of-paradise - saw many on the King Ranch, Texas

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